Venus Day: Making an Unlikely Splash

By Kristin Kramer '02

Until July 2001, Venus Quejada Day, a 1992 graduate of Notre Dame, had a resume that looked like a road map of life in the fast lane. She worked as a computer consultant, traveling everywhere from Puerto Rico to Pierre, South Dakota, from her home in Washington, D.C., while her husband, Ian Day, also a ’92 ND graduate, was in medical school at Georgetown. In her spare time, she competed in beauty pageants. Later she managed the 20-acre ranch she and Ian bought when they moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, for his medical residency.…

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Ice age finally dawns for women

By Kristin Kramer '02

Getting up at 7:30 in the morning to go to hockey practice in the dead of a South Bend winter isn’t what most college students have in mind when they think of a good time.

Then again, if you’d had to wait as long as senior Stacie Green to play hockey at Notre Dame, you’d understand why she and the other 17 members of the new women’s ice hockey club team make the sacrifice every Tuesday and Thursday morning.…

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The green of the Union

By Kristin Kramer '02

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Long before Notre Dame’s football team was known as the Fighting Irish, the University had proof of Irish pluckiness on the field — the battlefield.

Since 1896, the University has owned and intermittently displayed the colors of the 63rd Regiment New York Volunteers, part of the Union’s famed Irish Brigade during the Civil War. The bright green flag, not seen in recent years because of its deteriorating condition, was recently restored by University Archives.…

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Walsh: Hall Portrait

By Kristin Kramer '02

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Hall Portrait: Walsh

Year Built: 1909

Named For: Father Thomas Walsh, CSC (1853-1893), president of the University from 1881 to 1893. Handpicked by Sorin, Walsh was only 28 when he became ND’s sixth president — the same age Sorin was when he founded Notre Dame. Walsh pushed the University to expand its curriculum and raise its standards, but he died of a kidney disease at age 40.…

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